Theater J Initiatives

Expanding the Canon

Established in 2022, Theater J’s Expanding the Canon initiative has commissioned seven racially and ethnically diverse Jewish writers to create new full-length plays.

New Jewish Play Prizes

Theater J’s New Jewish Play Prizes recognize extraordinary new writing that celebrates, explores, or struggles with the complexities and nuances of the Jewish experience from established and emerging playwrights.

Yiddish Theater Lab

Theater J’s ongoing initiative is dedicated to preserving and reviving the forgotten literature of the Yiddish Theater.

Educational & Family Programming

Theater J offers a range of educational opportunities for students and adults alike through our school programs, day camps, and online classes for theater lovers.